Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) on Seven-Seas-Explorer

30 April 2019
Fly Cruise for 10 nights

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This luxury Mediterranean voyage on Seven Seas Explorer takes in Dubrovnik with its impressive city walls, enchanting Taormina, and picturesque Livorno, gateway to Florence and Pisa!

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1 - Tuesday 30 April Venice 2200
The glorious buildings along the Grand Canal are a breathtaking sight - the ornate fa'ades of 15th century Palazzo Dario and Ca' d'Oro, the Rialto and St Mark's Square and Basilica. Venice is renowned for its Murano glass and for its exclusive shops. Upmarket boutiques run from Piazza San Marco to the Accademia Bridge and more unusual wares are available in Frezzeria.
2 - Wednesday 01 May Ravenna (Italy) 0700 1800
Ravenna was the last capital of the Roman Empire and later became the centre of the Byzantine world. Ravenna is famous for its mosaics from these periods which can be seen in the Basilicas of Sant Apollinare Nuovo and San Vitale, and also for the tomb of the poet Dante. It is also a busy and modern port with shops, cafes and restaurants just a few minutes walk from the centre of the city.
3 - Thursday 02 May Dubrovnik (Croatia) 1300 2300
The red-roofed city of Dubrovnik can be admired from the walkway along its 10th century walls. Below, the elegant, marble-paved Stradun leads to colourful caf's, St Blaise's church, Sponza Palace and the cloistered Franciscan Monastery housing a pharmacy which has been in use since 1316.
4 - Friday 03 May Kotor (Montenegro) 0800 1800
The lovely fortified town of Kotor sits in a dramatic bay surrounded by limestone massifs in a magnificent region of Montenegro. Kotor's city walls enclose a well-preserved medieval centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St Tryphon's Cathedral is decorated with 14th-century frescoes.
5 - Saturday 04 May Corfu (Greece) 0800 1600
Corfu Town, or Kerkyra, is the charming port for the lovely island of Corfu. There are many restaurants and shops radiating out from Kapodistra and the elegant, colonnaded Liston building. Overlooking the harbour is the palaia Anaktora, formerly the residence of British-Greek royalty. Paleokastritsa has lovely beaches backed by olive, cypress and lemon trees, and one of Corfu's key sights is the handsome Palace of Achilleion and its gardens.
6 - Sunday 05 May Taormina (Italy) 0900 1900
The port for Taormina is Giardini Naxos, whilst Taormina town sits high above the bay on the flanks of Monte Tauro and can be reached by taxi, shuttle bus or a cable car from Mazzaro Bay. The medieval town has elegant boutiques and restaurants along Corso Umberto, a 13th-century Duomo, Palazzo Corvaja and lush public gardens. The chief sight is the idyllically situated Greek amphitheatre with views of snow-capped Mount Etna.
7 - Monday 06 May Cruising The Strait Of Messina
8 - Tuesday 07 May Sorrento (Italy) 0800 2300
Sorrento lies on a peninsula on the south side of the Bay of Naples, and is the gateway to the picturesque Amalfi Coast, the islands of Ischia and Capri, and the ancient sites of Pompeii and Paestum. Sorrento itself has an unhurried charm, with cafes serving the local tipple, Limoncello in Piazza Tasso. Worth a visit are the Baroque Church del Carmine, the 18th-century villa, Palazzo Correa, and Museo Bottega, which has frescoed vaults and antiquities on display.
9 - Wednesday 08 May Gaeta 0800 1700
10 - Thursday 09 May Livorno (Pisa/Florence, Italy) 0800 2200
Large ships visiting Livorno dock a short distance from this town on the western coast of Tuscany. It has a long seafront stretching to Antignano, edged with trees and Art Nouveau villas. The Venezia Nuova quarter is an area of canals, bridges and the handsome 17th-century buildings of Via Borra. Livorno has good rail links to Florence, Pisa and Lucca.
11 - Friday 10 May Portofino (Italy) 0800 1700
This beautiful Italian Riviera town has been favoured by the rich and famous for decades. It is built on a hillside sloping down to the sea and its easily recognizable harbour of brightly-painted houses. There are pleasant walks through the olive groves into Portofino National Park and to the gardens and terrace of 15th-century Castello Brown. Sea taxis depart from Portofino for the attractive towns of the Cinque Terre.
12 - Saturday 11 May Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) 0800 2000
Civitavecchia is the port for Rome. There is an efficient direct rail link from the port to Rome which takes around 80 minutes. Once in the Italian capital, there is much to see and do; the chief sights are Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and its magnificent ceiling, and the Spanish Steps. Designer shops can be found on the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso, and there are good restaurants throughout the city.
Code Category Status Latest Price
H Veranda Suite GUARANTEE £5449pp
G2 Deluxe Veranda Suite AVAILABLE £5599pp
G1 Deluxe Veranda Suite AVAILABLE £5829pp
F2 Superior Suite AVAILABLE £6119pp
F1 Superior Suite AVAILABLE £6269pp
E Concierge Suite AVAILABLE £6569pp
D Concierge Suite AVAILABLE £6799pp
C Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £8089pp
B Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £8319pp
A Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £8539pp
SS Seven Seas Suite AVAILABLE £10029pp
SS2 Seven Seas Suite CLOSED £10029pp
ES Explorer Suite AVAILABLE £10779pp
GS Grand Suite CLOSED £11669pp
MS Master Suite AVAILABLE £13539pp
RS Regent Suite CLOSED £39439pp
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